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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:36 PM

Total of 5 people, including alleged gunman, arrested in David Ortiz shooting

Source: Boston Globe

BREAKING: At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, director of the Dominican National Police, and Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez, said the authorities had arrested a total of five people directly involved in the attack on Ortiz, including the alleged gunman.

Almonte also held up the black handgun allegedly used in the attack and showed security camera footage of the shooting and of people scattering after the attack.

Rodriguez said the alleged hitmen had been paid 400,000 Dominican pesos, or just under $8,000, to kill Ortiz. Almonte said authorities are continuing to investigate and have not determined who was the mastermind behind the attack and what the motive was.

Chilling new details emerged Wednesday about the shooting of retired Red Sox legend David Ortiz, who was ambushed Sunday night as he sat with friends at a popular night spot in his native Santo Domingo.

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/06/12/david-ortiz-doing-fine-continues-recovering-from-shooting-spokesman-says/UdujZiN96ljbwV46dPfm1K/story.html



Why would anyone want to have David Ortiz killed? Even his opponents over the years loved him. From the article, no motive has been determined yet.

(Boston Globe is a pay site)

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Reply Total of 5 people, including alleged gunman, arrested in David Ortiz shooting (Original post)
George II Jun 12 OP
riversedge Jun 12 #1
Ohiogal Jun 12 #2
Marcuse Jun 12 #3
Harker Jun 12 #4
Gregory Peccary Jun 12 #5
DrToast Jun 12 #7
JonLP24 Jun 12 #6
sheshe2 Jun 12 #8
sheshe2 Jun 12 #9
iluvtennis Jun 12 #10

Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:42 PM

1. So glad they have some suspects in this horrible shooting.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:47 PM

2. What motive could they possibly have to want Ortiz dead???

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. Pay us $$$, or else.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:31 PM

4. There was a mastermind behind it?

That hardly seems likely.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:49 PM

5. He was plooking a drug lord's wife

That is the apparent motive

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Response to Gregory Peccary (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:15 PM

7. I've read this on several forums and message boards, but I have yet to see a credible source for it

Seems to be just rumors. At least for now.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:54 PM

6. Who would want to do a hit on David Ortiz?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:46 PM

8. Thanks, George.

I am glad they have suspects in custody.



Stay strong, David.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:18 PM

10. WARNING, not sure of the accuracy , but a sports radio talk show on Sirrius XM reported that

allegedly Ortiz was having an affair with some drug kingpin's wife and the drug kingpin wanted him dead.

This was reported when he first got shot, haven't heard anything about this since, so maybe it isn't accurate.

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